Copper
What is copper?
Copper functions as a component of a number of metalloenzymes acting as oxidase to achieve the reduction of molecular oxygen.

What happens if I have a deficiency in copper?
Copper deficiency in humans is rare. It has been observed in premature infants fed with milk formulas, infants recovering from malnutrition associated with chronic diarrhea and in patients with prolonged total parenteral nutrition.

What happens if I have excess copper?
Consumption of beverages with high levels of copper may cause abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

 

Source: DRI for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc (2001)

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